Videos: The Stories of the Adams and the Muddler Minnow

Our fly boxes are full of patterns--both famous and obscure--and each has a history. Someone, somewhere came up with the idea for the fly and then sat down and tied. Michigan fly-fishing legend Ray Schmidt has started a cool video series on classic . . .
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Museum Pieces: Flies So Good They’re Scary

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing
The Ghost, one of the beautifully dressed flies in Mary Orvis Marbury’s display from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Photos courtesy AMFF
In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, we have come up with a few historic fly patterns from our collection with some spooky monikers. . . .
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Museum Pieces: Five Go-To Streamers for Fall

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing
One of the first saltwater bucktails, the Gibbs Special is forefather of many modern striper flies. Photo courtesy AMFF
One for the Salt: Harold Gibbs Striper Bucktail Harold Gibbs is considered the father of modern striper fishing in the Northeast. Originated in the 1940s, the Gibbs Bucktail (above) was one of the first attempts at suggesting a specific forage. . .
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Museum Piece: A True Gartside Gurgler

The original Gurgler was all white, but Gartside has added some color and flash here. Photo by Sara Wilcox
The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located right next to the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. The folks from the museum will be sharing. . .
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Museum Pieces: Anglers-in-Chief

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing
President Eisenhower launches a cast on a mountain pond. Photo courtesy AMFF
In honor of Presidents Day, we are featuring some of our most important fly-fishing Presidents. Because the Presidents took longer time off, sometimes up to three months, the opportunity. . .
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Video: “Finding Joe Brooks,” and the Enlightenment of Argentina

For a few years now, we’ve been given teasers, trailers, and peeks at the upcoming documentary about the fly-fishing icon Joe Brooks, but here’s the first extended footage, which I think you’ll . . .
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Museum Pieces: A Fly-Fishing Icon’s First Reel


Lefty Kreh improved his line drag by cutting a thumb insert in his first fly reel, this Pflueger Medalist.
Photo by Sara Wilcox
In the photo above, you can see Lefty Kreh's very first fly reel, purchased in 1947, the year Lefty discovered fly fishing while guiding legendary angler Joe Brooks. Here's the story as he told it in. . .
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Video: Trailer for a New Documentary About Joe Brooks


Joe Brooks (right) and the legendary Florida guide Jimmie Albright.
Way back in 2014, we posted the teaser for an upcoming documentary about the legendary angler and writer Joe Brooks, featuring parts of his story that have never been told. Finally, here's a . . .
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